Book Alert: Zrinyi II Assault Howitzer

9786158007238Casemate Publishing has listed a May 19 release date for the first volume of PeKo Publishing’s new photo-monograph series. The first volume looks at the history of the Hungarian assault gun Zrínyi II. The book contains 128 pages and 112 mostly unpublished photos.  As far as we know, this is the first book devoted exclusively to the Zrinyi II.

About the Zrinyi II: Following the success of assault guns on the World War II Eastern Front, the Hungarians developed their own model, based on the chassis of the Turán tank.  The 40/43M Zrínyi II was armed with a 40M 105 mm L/20 howitzer.  The Zrínyi II design was a traditional infantry support vehicle. Between 40 and 66 Zrínyi II units were produced between August 1943 and July 1944 and a single Zrínyi I prototype. There is only one surviving Zrínyi II in the Kubinka tank museum near Moscow.